Wada investigates Ukad for letting British Cycling conduct doping probe

  • British cyclist reportedly tested positive for banned steroid
  • Ukad has ‘no record’ of what happened

UK Anti-Doping has been placed under formal investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency for allowing British Cycling to conduct its own probe into one of its riders in the lead-up to the London Olympics in 2012, according to reports.

In 2011 it is understood Ukad let British Cycling try to seek out a potential doper themselves after a British rider was drug-tested out of competition and their urine was found to contain an unusual amount of the banned steroid nandrolone, according to reports in the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. But British Cycling’s findings were never made public and Ukad admits it has “no record” of what happened. Wada’s code compels Ukad – not a governing body such as British Cycling – to undertake such investigations.

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